Zep

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Zep Reviews

Updated January 15, 2015
Updated January 15, 2015
54 Reviews
2.4
54 Reviews
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Zep Chairman, President, and CEO John K. Morgan
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good people who care about what they do (in 5 reviews)

  • Smart colleagues, autonomous work life, great products (in 4 reviews)


Cons
  • Benefits for sales reps are very basic (in 7 reviews)

  • Inside Sales team is still fairly new (in 3 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    A great place to work.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Zep full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good people to work with.

    Cons

    The constant lay-offs and never knowing when you are next.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in your employee.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Learned a lot but confusion rules

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at Zep full-time

    Pros

    Old, established company, good products, some smart people there

    Cons

    Knee-jerk reactions to market fluctuations, they have massive layoffs to show investors they are "serious about cost cutting" then add staff gradually, then another layoff, then more rehiring... rinse, repeat...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Think about 5 years from now, not 5 months from now and stop treating your valuable, loyal employees like expired bread.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Great experience, great leadership, and smart colleagues.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Zep part-time

    Pros

    Smart colleagues, autonomous work life, great products

    Cons

    No Cons. Great place to work.

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Inside Sales Rep

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    Current Employee - Inside Sales in Breinigsville, PA
    Current Employee - Inside Sales in Breinigsville, PA

    I have been working at Zep full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Wonderful place to work, great leadership support, good benefits, very informative training program.

    Cons

    Very happy with this company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Love working here!!

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    It was a good company once upon a time.

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    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Montreal, QC (Canada)

    I worked at Zep full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great products. Support people are good and want to help. Diverse customer base. You can learn alot.

    Cons

    Poor leadership or support for high selling reps. Commission structure has not improved for the better. Non-responsive senior management. Looks like Zep will be going retail.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Empower you district manager's to make decisions that allow them to empower their people. Stop managing the company with fear. Stop treating Canada market like the US market.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Basic Inside Sales Position

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    Former Employee - Inside Sales in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Inside Sales in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Zep full-time

    Pros

    The inside sales team had a very strict daily schedule. This was my first sales position and I learned basic sales skills. Steady pay-check.

    Cons

    Not much room for upward opportunities. Low commission structure. Every day is exactly the same with not much opportunity

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good experience but unstable

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at Zep full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good people who care about what they do. Open work environment. Substantial decision-making and job autonomy. Managers tend to delegate and leave you to figure out how to get things done.

    Cons

    Management is not very strategic. Often resorts to layoffs to improve financial results. Individuals are often moved or promoted into positions that they are not qualified to hold.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Utilize an external organizational consultant to create consistent practices across business units.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    One of the best companies i ever worked for

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    Current Employee - Developer
    Current Employee - Developer

    I have been working at Zep full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good leadership and very balanced work and life hours.

    Cons

    i haven't came across any such so far

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    over worked and stressed

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    Former Employee - Chemical Sales in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Chemical Sales in Calgary, AB (Canada)

    I worked at Zep full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    good people overall and good products

    Cons

    management is unresponsive to customer and sales complaints
    corporate is more concerned about themselves and their bonus through cutting sales pay structure and bonus.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Painful - company in chaos

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    Former Employee - Sales in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Sales in Calgary, AB (Canada)

    I worked at Zep full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    excellent products
    people are nice
    Might be good opportunity only if people come from industry and have years to invest.
    Good stepping stone

    Cons

    lack of direction for sales people
    learn on your own
    poor morale of sales people
    lack of support locally
    too may obstacles for new people to make a living like long time employees do
    sales has to compete with retail big box who are selling products in canada
    US treats Canada like the US

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire leaders who can lead and let them do it

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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